Following the global call for the total elimination of nuclear weapons, Nigeria has continued to show that it’s ready to give all the needed support in order to ensure that the call is attained.
As gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, the country’s support for the call was reinstated by Amb. Audu Kadiri, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Offices in Geneva and Other International Organisations yesterday.
Kadiri in a statement made in Geneva at the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) geared towards marking this year’s Global Day Against Nuclear Test said: “On the issue of Disarmament and Security Assurances, Nigeria’s view remains unchanged. As a non-nuclear weapon state, Nigeria has and will continue to take its obligations under the NPT seriously.”
“For us, the nuclear weapons option was never contemplated in the first place. Nigeria’s basic position has always been that as long as nuclear weapons exist, they constitute a threat to international security and indeed all of humanity.”
Kadiri revealed that Nigeria is showing support for the call considering the level of danger which nuclear weapon usage can cause to the human race.
Quoting Kadiri: “It is for this reason that Nigeria holds the view that the most effective and credible guarantee against the threat of the use of nuclear weapons lies in their complete and total elimination through a verifiable and irreversible programme of global disarmament.”
Speaking further, Kadiri said, “Pursuant to this goal and cognisant of the lethargy on disarmament expressed clearly by the stalemate of the Conference on Disarmament and the nearly five decades journey of the NPT which has not resulted in the ultimate goal of disarmament.”